Editorials

Editorials

Help low-wage workers save for the future

Hand-wringing over the plight of the working poor is a non-partisan activity. Everyone gets in on the act – Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and all the rest. Beyond the angst, hardly anything ever gets done. Until now.

Editorials

DEA ignores reality, refuses to delist weed

Even people who have never smoked marijuana, people who hate the smell and will likely vote against Proposition 64 to legalize recreational use are wondering about this week’s decision that leaves weed on the list of the most dangerous drugs in America.

Editorials

Valley deserves a voice among UC regents

Fred Ruiz did great work on the UC Board of Regents for 12 years, voicing the viewpoints of San Joaquin Valley residents and educating fellow regents on the challenges that families face here. He wisely didn’t seek reappointment at age 73 because of the great demands of this service. But he parted with a message to Gov. Jerry Brown: There should be someone from the Valley “to be a voice to the regents.”

Editorials

States can’t block right to abortion

A woman has the right to determine when and whether she will bear a child. That right – first established by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade in 1973 – was reaffirmed on Monday when the court struck down a law that placed obstacles in front of Texas women who wanted to get an abortion.

Videos

Calaveras 25, El Capitan 7

El Capitan fell in its season opener 25-7 to Calaveras. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Calaveras 25, El Capitan 7 2:47

Calaveras 25, El Capitan 7

Golden Valley's Isaiah Montanez talks about Cougars big win 1:49

Golden Valley's Isaiah Montanez talks about Cougars big win

MC Receiver Nih-Jer Jackson On The Team's Scrimmage With MJC 1:27

MC Receiver Nih-Jer Jackson On The Team's Scrimmage With MJC

Merced College vs. Modesto Scrimmage Highlights 3:13

Merced College vs. Modesto Scrimmage Highlights